An exciting event focused on CONNECTING meaningfully with other high-capacity leaders of faith,  EXCHANGING ideas and stories, and INSPIRING one another.

APRIL 3-5, 2019



We are thrilled to welcome John Rinehart as the Keynote Speaker for the 2019 Forum! John’s passion, experience, and mission are sure to combine for a relevant and inspiring session– no matter where you are on your journey!

John is an author, speaker, and the founder of Gospel Patrons, where the mission is to inspire and empower a generation of Gospel Patrons: business leaders God uses to fuel great movements. His first book, Gospel Patrons, tells three stories from history about business leaders who were behind the scenes fueling amazing movements of God. His second book, Giving Togetheris about how we become those kinds of people. 

John speaks widely at conferences and churches, primarily to business and ministry leaders. With a background in business and ministry, John is passionate about seeing more and more people love Jesus and live for His glory with everything they are and have.

To learn more about John and Gospel Patrons, watch the above video.


Sharing their stories of impact in short, 15-minute TED talk-style format to maximize your time.


is the founder of a hybrid business model known as a Pharmaceutical Social Enterprise that pairs a “for-profit” company with a “not-for-profit” organization. OWP Pharmaceuticals and its partner 501(c)3, the ROW Foundation, are working to improve the lives of people with epilepsy and associated psychiatric disorders in under-resourced areas of the world.  The foundation has numerous projects globally focused on the education, diagnosis and treatment of neuroscience disorders. Scott attended the Halftime Institute in 2014. No stranger to this presentation format, Scott was selected to speak at TEDxNorth Central College in Naperville, Illinois in 2016. He and his wife, Ruth, live in the Chicago area and enjoy spending time with their growing family!


has a passion for connecting God’s people with opportunities to do big, bold things. With a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Leadership Development, she spent 16 years in the educational technology space. In 2016, during her personal halftime, she left her corporate career behind to start a school in Tanzania, Africa. Two years later, the school was thriving with 300+ students! With her goals met, she heard God’s whisper that it was time to move on to a new adventure. She and her husband, Dale, became involved in the Halftime Institute where she was introduced to Halftime alum and Board Member, Founder of Bridge2Rwanda, Dale Dawson. Now part of the B2R initiative of globally educating the brightest African students, she is passionate about Rwanda’s unique potential to lead the African continent in business and economic development. Join her on the “Bridge2Rwanda” to explore the amazing things God’s people can do when they join forces to empower a country…a continent…our world.


has more than 20 years of enterprise-wide Strategic Organizational Development Consulting and Sales in the Talent Management space with Fortune 500 companies. Her passion is to inspire and equip executive leaders to recognize their God-given abilities, leverage strengths, develop hidden talents, unleash potential, maximize performance, and achieve the highest levels of competitive advantage and business outcomes. Nora moved from a high-intensity work life to a more balanced quality of life as she heard God’s nudging to make a change. Unaware of His plans, she simply recalled His Word in Isaiah 6:8. The ‘change’ led to increased margin and opened doors to influence Marketplace Leaders for greater Kingdom impact. In addition to being Principal Owner and Chief Consultant of her Executive Coaching and Talent Management Consulting practice, she is very involved in her church and community, is a Graduate of the Halftime Institute Fellows Program, and a Coach with His Way at Work. Nora and her husband, Mark, enjoy living in the Philadelphia-area. They love the gorgeous scenery and precious time with family. They are awed to see how God is working in and through them and others.


is the Executive Director and Founder of Both Hands Foundation, a non-profit that helps Christian families raise money for their adoptions by orchestrating a work project on a widow’s home. Since its inception ten years ago, Both Hands has worked on 888 projects in 44 states, raising $10.6 million for adoptive families and orphan care projects. 100% of the funds raised through a project go toward the adoption costs. His recently published book, The Orphan, The Widow and Me, has been warmly received on many platforms. As a public speaker, JT is an avid proponent of adoption, the pro-life movement and orphan care. He speaks to a wide range of topics, including God’s transformation of pain into passion, advocating for life, advice for couples about growing a healthy marriage, encouraging dreamers and entrepreneurs to pursue their calling, and coaching leaders on building a strong organizational culture.


is serving as 4word Founder and President, reaching 160,000 women annually around the globe.  She is a Harvard MBA graduate, former global executive of two Fortune 500 companies and one Fortune 1000 company, and serves as an independent director for two corporations and four not-for-profits including The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board and the Harvard Business School Christian Fellowship Alumni Association Board. Diane authored “Work, Love, Pray” in 2011 and “Be Refreshed . . . a year of devotions for women in the workplace” in 2017. Her life’s passion is mentoring professional women. Diane speaks on mentoring/sponsorship at events across the country. She authors weekly posts at and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch and The Washington Post.  She is married to Chris Paddison and has four adult children.


Before co-founding Homes of Living Hope in 2005, Bart was President of Bosk Enterprises, an industrial process electrical company that he founded in 1996. He then led construction company Casey Industrial, Inc. as President and CEO until 2011, after which he committed himself to work in the non-profit world. Bart Wear now focuses his attention on the operations of Homes of Living Hope, handling everything from coordinating volunteers to soliciting donations to supervising and coordinating construction and receiving entities.


  • Build deeper relationships with like-minded peers in an intimate and personal setting. Extended time dedicated to fostering connections within your Halftime family.
  • Connect meaningfully in person with your Halftime Coach.
  • Dine together at The Star, anchored by the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters.


  • Hear from Halftime Alumni who are marketplace leaders as they share candidly about family, faith, work, and what they are learning on their journeys.


  • Experience a powerful time of fellowship with your Halftime family.
  • Be refreshed during this time away from “business as usual” to reflect on what God is saying to you and return home with greater clarity.

What 2018 Forum Attendees are saying…

“The ample time for informal networking and connecting was high-value.”

QUOTE 5, Forum 2018 Attendee

“Loved every minute! Truly.”

QUOTE 3, Forum 2018 Attendee

“The best part? The connections made throughout the event.”  

QUOTE 2, Forum 2018 Attendee

“It’s a great blend of teaching, inspiration, and contemplation.” 

QUOTE 1, Forum 2018 Attendee

“The event was impactful and poignant. Thanks for the excellence!”

QUOTE 4, Forum 2018 Attendee

APRIL 3-5, 2019
(5pm Wednesday – Noon Friday)

The 2018 Forum hit full capacity – RSVP today!

Cost to Attend* 
Couples: $1250
Individuals: $750

*Fees are applicable to all guests who are not enrolled in a Halftime Program at the time of the Forum. Payment will be invoiced prior to the event.

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Spouses are welcome.
Dress code is business casual.  This is an invitation-only event.